Category Archives: Conservation

Lack of Fishing leads to Thinking

Obviously, I need to get out and do some fishing. Without it, I end up with time on my hands. With time on my hands, I start surfing the web and end up reading about fishing. This week I spent some time reading the ODFW 2015-2017 Budget. (You can lead a former accountant to water, but he’s still going to look at the numbers….)

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British Columbia Mining

Six months after the Mt. Polley mine tailing pond disaster, the company (Imperial) gains approval to start another similar mine further north – near the headwaters of one of Alaska’s rivers.  Six other mines are also planned or are operating in this region!

Alaska will see little to no economic benefit from these mines, the only thing they will get are the RISKS associated with them.  The primary risk being damage to a billion dollar fishing industry!

Xboundary from Salmon Beyond Borders on Vimeo.

Should Canada’s Mining Industry have priority over Alaska’s Fishing Industry?

Take Action Today! – http://www.salmonbeyondborders.org/what-you-can-do.html

 

Unpopular at the Boat Ramp

I say and do a lot of things that make me pretty unpopular on the river.  The same things that usually won’t get me invited back to do a 2nd presentation at the local fishing association meetings.

It’s not that I’m rude, loud, obnoxious or otherwise an annoyance to society, it’s that I’m not shy about telling things like I think they ought to be when it comes to water, fish and fishing.

Being a fly fishing guide on a river that is primarily dominated by bait and gear anglers doesn’t help either.  We share the same river, but not the same principals and ideals.

There are a several “hot topics” with anglers and here are a couple I feel strongly about:

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